Designed with the educator in mind, the SPYR series features a full suite of mallets that cover the complete spectrum of sounds required on keyboard instruments for the variety of ensembles and performances that educators lead. No more need for multiple mallet lines to outfit your different ensembles. With SPYR, we’ve got you covered.
CONSISTENT TO THE CORE
Our patented mallet core molding process uses the most sophisticated digital machines available. From hardness to weight and shape, we ensure each core is consistent, so the sound, feel, and playability are too. Drawing inspiration from D’Addario’s world-class string making techniques, our new winding process increases the life of wrap material, so you can focus more on playing and less on your mallets wearing out.
- SPYR is a collaboration with world-renowned percussionists, designers and educators Kevin Shah and Tony Nunez.
- The SPYR series features a full suite of mallets that cover the complete spectrum of sounds required on keyboard instruments.
- A unique color system spans the series with darker colors for softer mallets and brighter colors for harder mallets.
I absolutely love this microphone. It is the industry standard for voice over / radio / podcasting. Its built to last - and sounds amazing for vocals.
Industry standard for pretty much any instrument mic'ing situation. These things will survive most any situation thrown at it. I've used these for most of my ensembles on all instruments. Marimbas, vibes, timpani, drumset. This mic is a workhorse. You can't go wrong with these.
Budget friendly Shure SM57 clone. I usually recommend these to programs that are getting started with amplification, but don't have a robust budget. These get the job done.
I use this mixer with every ensemble that I teach. Extremely versatile, user friendly, tons of features, wireless capabilities with router, expandable, customizable. Probably one of the best investments an ensemble can make for their sound reinforcement rig.
Dante Expansion box for the TF series mixers. The great part about this eco system is that you can start with a smaller footprint (TF Rack) and continue to add these expansion boxes as your ensemble grows. We use this system at Arcadia and Broken City.
This is my go to photography / videography camera. It's what I use for all of my workshops and rehearsal recordings.
SONY - Full Frame Lenses
Here are the lenses I love and use most often.
Great all around lens - considered wide angle - works well for shooting rehearsals as well as shooting from unique perspectives.
Another fast prime lens that is amazing for photography - especially people. The reach on this lens is amazing - great for getting closeup shots and portraits. Amazing background blur.
This lens is no joke. It is a beast. Amazing for so many different applications. Nothing beats this for getting action shots of performers on the floor from further away. This is a seriously inspiring lens.
SONY - APSC Camera / Lenses
A more affordable entry into mirrorless cameras - but still with superior quality.
A great APSC (crop sensor) mirrorless camera - with a smaller form factor. It has all the newest features that make Sonys the leader in mirrorless technology.
Probably my favorite APSC lens - its super fast - extremely sharp - lightweight - affordable - and has amazing image quality. Great for photography and video.
Super versatile telephoto zoom. Goes from wide to telephoto. If you could only ever get one lens - this would be it.
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